Top Things to do in Rome, Italy

Loved for its rich history, inspiring culture, ancient and modern style architectures, as well as mouth-watering food and wines, Rome is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. If you’d like to have a relaxing, educational and unforgettable adventure in Rome, Viator has got you covered. Below are some of the most intriguing places to visit when roaming in Rome.

1. Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

For approximately 3 glorious hours, you can experience 3 of the most iconic sites in Rome. Venture through the ancient Colosseum, as your tour guide intrigues you with stories of gladiator battles and other gory events that happened in the amphitheater. Then stop by the historical Palatine Hill, where you will hear stories about where it all began, while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Roman Forum. Finally, the tour ends at the spectacular Roman Forum, where you can see historical sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins and the Temple of Julius Caesar. For as low as $59.12, this ancient Rome excursion could be yours to take. If you wish to cancel for any reason, ensure to do so at least 24 hours before the date of the trip for a full refund. Also, in the event of a bad weather or the minimum number of persons required is not met, the tour will be canceled and you will be offered a new date or receive a full refund.

2. Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

For as low as $59.21, you can explore the magnificent collections of artifacts, artworks, and ancient rooms; as well as listen to the historical tales for a generous 2 hours 30 minutes. Upon entering the Vatican Museum through a special entrance, roam through the Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of Tapestries, and Gallery of Candelabras to view fascinating Italian artifacts and sculptures; as well as the Raphael’s Rooms to see his mesmerizing creations. The tour then carries you to the Sistine Chapel, the pope’s personal place of worship, which is covered in the beautiful art of the great Michelangelo. Finally, the tour ends at the Peter’s Basilica, where you will learn all about its sacred history and gaze upon even more sensational Vatican artworks. In the unfortunate event that you are unable to attend your tour, it is best to cancel at least 24 hours before the date to ensure full refund. Also, if the tour is canceled due to an inadequate number of travelers, you will be offered a different date or be refunded in full.

3. Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

In the summer, this all day tour offers a steady-paced hike up the infamous Mt. Vesuvius to the legendary Pompeii; and in the winter, it takes you to the iconic City of Naples before bringing you to your Pompeii adventures. For approximately 13 hours, you can explore artifacts such as preserved fossils, plaster imprints of the town’s victims, as well as other ancient relics that dates back to the infamous Mt. Vesuvius eruption of AD 79. You’ll also hear the tales about the Mt. Vesuvius eruption and the colorful southern Italian area from the very knowledgeable tour guides; all for a sum of $143.79. If for any reason you wish cancel this adventure, do so at least 24 hours prior the tour date to receive a full refund. In the event that the tour is canceled due to an inadequate number of participants, you will be offered a new day or a full refund.

4. Tuscany Countryside Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course Lunch & Wine Tasting

Take a tour from Rome to Tuscany in a comfortable and luxurious coach, while making stops at some of the most iconic areas in the region. For approximately 12 wholesome hours, you’ll be able to stop by Montepulciano to view and learn about its famous wines, scenic hillside and medieval beauty. You’ll also be able to explore the Sant’ Antimo Abbey, and enjoy a 3-course lunch and a sample of Brunello di Montepulciano wine at a local farm. Lastly, the tour brings you to Pienza to explore the historic layout and fine architecture of the Piazza Pio II. This tremendous adventure has this and more for $155.87. If for any reason, you would like to cancel, it is best to do so at least 24 hours before the scheduled date so you may receive a full refund. Furthermore, this tour requires a minimum number of travelers; if this requirement isn’t met, the tour will be canceled and you will be offered a new date or a full refund.

5. Semi Private Pompeii, Positano & Amalfi Coast Tour from Rome

Ride in a comfortable minivan and admire one of Italy’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. This Amalfi Coast day tour first brings you to the historical Pompeii to learn all about the infamous volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. It then takes you to an authentic Italian restaurant on the hills where you can view the picturesque Bay of Naples and Sorrento below, while enjoying a delicious meal. To top it all off, you’re then brought to the beautiful town of Positano where you may stroll through the pastel-colored village or visit the beautiful beaches to relax or swim. You may also stop by the ancient fishing port and view the multicolored majolica dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta. For only $325.04, you can enjoy this once in a life time excursion for approximately 12 whole hours. If you’d like to cancel the tour for any reason, it is best to do so at least 24 hours prior, so you may receive a full refund. This tour also requires a small number of travelers, if this requirement isn’t met, the tour will be cancelled and you will be offered a new date or receive a full refund.